Aflac Honored by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Center in Atlanta

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CEO Dan Amos Accepts 2013 "Salute to Greatness" Award on Behalf of Aflac
COLUMBUS, Ga.,  Jan. 20, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac, the number one provider of
supplemental insurance in  the United States, and six time recipient of
Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies designation, was honored Saturday
evening with the Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr.  Center's 2013  Salute to
Greatness  Award. Aflac Chairman and CEO  Dan Amos  attended the event held at
the Hyatt Regency in  Atlanta  and accepted the award on behalf of the company. 


In announcing that Aflac would receive the prestigious award, the King Center
acknowledged Aflac's commitment to diversity, its support for the Aflac Cancer
and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of  Atlanta  and the
company's consistent appearance on such lists as FORTUNE's 100 Best Places to
Work, on which the company has appeared for 15 consecutive years.  

"To receive this award, particularly in the same year that our nation will
celebrate the 50th  anniversary of Dr. King's profound 'I Have a Dream' speech,
is indeed a proud achievement," Mr. Amos said. "We are humbled to be associated
with his legacy as it validates Aflac's efforts to maintain the type of values
that would make Dr. King proud."

"The King Center was delighted to have this chance to honor Aflac, Inc., which
has been among the most public-spirited corporations in America," said King
Center C.E.O. Bernice A. King. "We were proud to present the Salute to Greatness
Award to Aflac, Inc. Chairman and CEO  Daniel Amos, who has done an outstanding
job of keeping Aflac in the forefront of corporate social responsibility."

The 2013 celebration marks the 45th  annual  Martin Luther King, Jr.  birthday
observance by the King Center. The Center serves as the premier resource for
information about Dr. King, the movement he led and efforts to apply his
teachings in current struggles for freedom, justice and human rights.

Past notable recipients of the Salute to Greatness award include Secretary of
State  Hillary Clinton, entertainer  Oprah Winfrey, Ambassador  Andrew J. Young,
U.S. Poet Laureate Maya Angelou, athlete Ervin "Magic" Johnson and singers  Bono
and Stevie Wonder.

About Aflac
When a policyholder gets sick or hurt, Aflac pays cash benefits fast. For more
than 58 years, Aflac insurance policies have given policyholders the opportunity
to focus on recovery, not financial stress. In  the United States, Aflac is the
number one provider of guaranteed-renewable insurance. In  Japan, Aflac is the
number one life insurance company in terms of individual policies in force.
Aflac individual and group insurance products provide protection to more than 50
million people worldwide. For six consecutive years, Aflac has been recognized
by Ethisphere magazine as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies. In 2013,
FORTUNE magazine recognized Aflac as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For
in America for the 15th consecutive year. Also, FORTUNE magazine included Aflac
on its list of Most Admired Companies for the 11th time in 2012. Aflac
Incorporated is a Fortune 500 company listed on the New York Stock Exchange
under the symbol AFL. To find out more about Aflac, visit  aflac.com  or 
espanol.aflac.com.

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 Media Contacts:      Analyst and Investor Contact:  
 Laura Kane           Robin Y. Wilkey                
 Aflac Incorporated   Aflac Incorporated             
 706.596.3493         1.800.235.2667                 
 706.593.0786 (cell)  Fax: 706.324.6330              
 lkane@aflac.com      rwilkey@aflac.com              
                                                     
 Jon A. Sullivan                                     
 Aflac Incorporated                                  
 706.596.3493                                        
 706.573.7610 (cell)                                 
 jsullivan@aflac.com                                 


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